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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane watch. the watch has been extended. don't be surprised if later today, it is not extended further north up into maryland, maybe new jersey, up into southern new england later this afternoon. 125miles per hour. that makes it a category three storm. it has lost a little steam overnight. still a very formidable, very powerful hurricane. so tracking off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. it will be just off outer banks by overnight thursday into friday morning. so we'll see how things start to go downhill here over the next couple of days. for us, just a hot one. right now, we are in the 70s. 76 at reagan national. 70 in baltimore. 71 for you in ocean city. our forecast is easy. lots of sunshine. it will be hot this afternoon with highs back in the middle 90s. 95 intown. 96 in waldorf. 94, one of the coole
on terror. >>> today republicans will reveal the new pledge to america in sterling, virginia. the gop promises to repeal democrat's health care reform package if it wins back the house in november. >>> barring last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to
work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography possession charges. even more disturbing, mark barget spent hours interacting with children all over northern virginia during his side job as a wrestling referee. a case of dumb luck, pretty much. >> that's right. in fact, some would say it was just sheer chance that he has now been charged with counties of child pornography. this has been troubling for parents because for eight years barget was working with jackson major high and high school students. his the house next door burned down and while firefighters performed a check of his home, they found pornography. he judged wrestling matches and performed skin checks on students throughout northern virginia. the wrestler's association, which is contracted by the school district, s
the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
. >> not much happening on the highways in virginia. that's good. good on the dulles freeway and toll road. maryland drivers heading to baltimore, northbound 95 a wreck after the exit. two lanes are getting by in case you're just passing through. baltimore, you may want to take 295 just to save yourself a little grief. quickly we'll jump over to a camera just to show you the quiet stuff on the beltway. >> lisa, thank you very much. we begin now with a developing story from southwest washington where police are investigating a body found on railroad tracks. the body was found late last night near second and d streets. police have released few details about what happened here. we will bring you the latest as soon as it becomes available. >> and our other top story this morning. an alert for parents of middle and high school students across virginia. a man interacted with students at area schools for years but it was what was found inside his home that put him behind bars. >> could it have been sheer chance that mark barget showed up on the police department's radar? his neighbor said about a
, darcy spencer, news 4 today. ♪ amazing grace >> in lorton, virginia, a community is mourning the lo of a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. neighbors held a candlelight vigil for she and her so, solomon and alfonso. they died of smoke inhalation and burns after their home caught fire on wednesday. the children were 3 and 5 years old. their gndmother said she appreciated the community support. >> i have lived here for three years and haven't even seen this many people. for all of them to come out of their doors and support us not even knowing who we are, i am really, really loving it. i just thank god tt all of them. >> investigators are trying to determine what started the fire. three other children and a man escaped from the burning townhouse>>> a congregation near atlanta is anxiousl awaiting word from their bishop this morning, expected to address allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. this is videoof h 8:00 service an hour ago near atlanta. it does not show the bishop's arrival on stage. lauits by four men claim lang pushed
. >>> for the first time in nearly 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. theresa lewis' execution was the first after woman in the united states in five years. she was convicted of arranging the killings of her husband an stepson to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payment. both the trigger men were sentenced to life in prison. one committed suicide in jail back in 2006. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis is the 1th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was a 17-year-old virginian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. >>> police have made an arrest in the murder of a d.c. waiter and college student neil godleski. he was shot to death while riding home from work last month. police believe the killer was 17-year-old eric f
it goes. >> a virginia woman is set to be executed tonight. teresa lewis was convicted of arranging the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman to be executed in virginia in nearly a century. governor bob mcdonald and the supreme court say they will not intervene. house republicans will be in sterling to unveil their pledge to america calling for cuts and permit ly extending the tax cut and reforming congress. democrats say the plan is full of recycled ideas that would only compound the nation's problems. >> new consumer protection in the healthcare reform law take effect today. insurance companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are also banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parents will not -- will be able to keep adult children on policies until 26 and people will no longer have to pay for preventive care. >> a warning from intelligence officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicate
showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs climbing into the low and mid 90s. going to be uncomfortably warm or a few hours midafternoon like yesterday. more of the same tomorrow although less humid on friday. tomorrow's record high is 94. so we may be tying it or exceeding it tomorrow afternoon. then cooler for the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> doing pretty well. just a story of vome as you take a live look through vienna along interstate 66. eastbound traffic as you head on in looking good. westbound, also moving along well. no early hang-ups to report. let's hea over and take a look. elsewhere the rush hour picking up a bit of vome both ways at the american legion brie. just a little volume. no concerns,270 also moving very, very well. let's upd
, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhaps exceed the record tomorrow, which is at 94. and then on saturday, a dry front coming through, we'll usher in a shift in our wind. that will bring in some cooler air om the north and winds shift into the east on sunay with some clouds rolling in. small chance of a shower and much cooler. >> time to take a live look at this hour on the maryland side. capitol beltway near route four. pretty quiet, just down the road on the beltway, route 5 on the inner loop, wo offant accident where authorities are headed over right now. pop over to virginia, right now on the capital beltway, just off the springfield interchange we're okay. this i
hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland, beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pr
today. virginia's governor and u.s. supreme court have refused to intervene in this case and this is not the woman we're talking about right now. lewis is being executed for the 2002 murder-for-hire killings of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> virginia governor indicated in richmond this afternoon that he wants to fast track big highway improvement projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010,
of a lorton, virginia family which is still under investigation. the victims are a 24-year-old, her 5-year-old son, and for three-year old son. in our final moments, she managed to save her other three children by dropping them out of a window. those children ranged in age from 8-2-month-old all survive. >>> juvenile male and the district is now facing murder charges in the death of a catholic university student. he was riding his bicycle last month when he was shot and killed. the juvenile is charged with first-degree felony murder while armed. >>> police are now responding to a prince george's county family outraged after officers shot a family pet. it happened after a call from help on fet avenue in landover. pamela brown has the latest. >> he says there was no reason for a police officer to shoot and kill his beloved four-year old rottweiler. >> there is no reason. >> prince george's attorney said using lethal force with a dog was justified. >> our officers on our swat team tried to train to use other methods. we try fire extinguisher is but when a situation is very fast and chaotic li
this morning gov. bob mcdonnell declared a state of emergency in virginia. a hurricane warning was issued for the entire north carolina coast within the hour. evacuation's are underway there already. the storm has battered beaches in the caribbean already. we will get the latest on the storm track from adam caskey in a moment. first, courtney robinson has more on a last-minute preparations up and down the east coast. >> hurricane earl churns up the atlantic, residents in the carolinas are bracing for a whatever this massive storm will bring. >> time for the big one. >> hurricane watches are in place in north carolina and virginia. vacationers began to evacuate the outer banks this morning and others are stocking up. on on long island people are securing supplies to battle begins. on cape cod there taking notes out of the water and lodging for dangerous rip currents in ocean city that it already had lifeguards disease. >> it was scary. i never thought i would be in that position. i was scared. but they got me on it. >> emergency crews worry about this. 135 mile per marlihour winds. thousan
been extended to include the virginia coastline. the storm has weakened. but let's go to vipir. first a quick look at hurricane watch. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, virginia, under a hurricane watch. don't be surprised if this doesn't get extended up into new jersey this afternoon. now to vipir. let's take a look the at storm -- at the storm, maximum winds 125, gusts over 140 and charging off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. likely to keep this intensity as it approaching the carolina coastline overnight thursday and into friday morning and then charge up the coast during the day on friday. so watch this carefully over the next couple of days. locally we're doing fine. today is going to be another hot, sunny day with afternoon high temperatures back into the 90s. currently we're 76 degrees at reagan national. humidity 65%. winds shifting later out of the south here at about 5 miles per hour. but all in all, not a bad day. 95 degrees the afternoon high with a lot of sunshine. one more hot afternoon and then we'll start a cooldown which will include 80s this w
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
spanning several states including virginia is back in court. >> >>> it could be the vote that puts an end to don't ask, don't tell in the military. >>> with a likely change in the mayor's office, michelle rhee facing an uncertain few tour un-- uncertain few tour in the d.c. school system. >>> it is tuesday, september 21st, 2010. thank you for wake up with us. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad you're with us. we get a little cool start to the did i but it should turn out real nice. >> some of our viewers are in the 40s this morning so it is quite cool out there. many of new the 50s and some of you in the 1r0. so testimonies a little bit all over the place this morning but it will be a fine day today again. let's take a look at what the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport are. right now, it is 58 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity, 70%. winds are out of the north at six miles per hour. barometric pressure, 30.20. it has been on the rise generally speaking. we'll show you what you will see when you step outside this morning and t
virginia. >> murder mystery. the search is on for a person who killed a woman in prince george's county in broad daylight. >>> a woman's eviction plight is playg out on the streets of d.c. as her belongings setch for blocks. we are live on the scene. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 tmptd i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. september 22nd, 2010. live look outside. 66 degrees right now. and astronomical fall is about to fall right here. >> it happens at 11:09 don't. t day will feel like summer. off to the west a big moon in the sky like a pizza pie. it's getting low in the sky now. it's about to set. i think it's pepperoni with double cheese. to the left of that is jupiter. right now, 68 in washington. milder morning. and it's in the six thrghout most of the region. 50s out of the mountains. low 60s around the bay and the eastern shore, virginia tidewater. we do have a mostly clear sky now. a disturbance producinghowers in eastern kentucky. that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. late afternoon, early this evening we might have a psing thunder shower h
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
about the fire yesterday on haggle circle just off of route 1 in lorton, virginia. eileen armstrong is credited with saving her two young sons and infant daughter. but there was nothing anyone could do to save armstrong and two other sons trapped inside. >> couldn't do anything. we couldn't get in. >> reporter: armstrong's surviving children and their father are in the washington hospital center's burn unit. some of them have life- threatening injuries. >>> a maryland man is among the nine troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. brendan looney became a navy officer in 2004. he later completed seal training. he lived in silver spring and graduated from dematha high school in 1999. tuesday's crash was the deadliest since may of 2006. >>> today afghanistan's army welcomed the first batch of female officers in decades. 29 women graduated from the kabul army training center. afghanistan and alternate have been pushing to expand training to increase the country's security forces. the women spent six months training and will work doing administrative work and w
they are morning as part of education nation. among the topics, the state of d.c.'s schools. today, virginia transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
the full report and we'll pass that along. shawn. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough is explaining why he omitted any mention of slavery when announcing confederate history month in april. he said he made a, quote, error of haste and not of part and described it as a major and unacceptable mission. he made the remarks at a national conference on slavery at norfolk state university and revealed that next year he won't honor confederate history and will instead issue a civil war in virginia proclamation. >>> the guns are off in the maryland governor's race. martin o'malley and robert ehrlich unleashed a round of tough new ads online. tom fitzgerald has more on the latest round of attack ads. >> reporter: in ellicott city, maryland, friday -- . >> maryland governor, the honorable martin o'malley. >> reporter: old school face-to- face politics on display. >> maryland is recovering faster than other states. >> reporter: as the o'malley- ehrlich rematch enters the final rounds, the real rough and tumble is being sought online. >> who cares? not martin o'malley, featuring his worse hits. >> bob
a bit, virginia beach is less than 100 miles from earl's approach of land and it escaped the high winds and flooding that hit the outer banks. >> still a light drizzle here in virginia beach but we are expecting the sun shortly. they are taking stock of the damage one tree down, eight people without power, no major flooding. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the dark, winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. the rain just sprinkled down. at daybreak, the adventurers took to the beach, even waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and imagine imagine industry that skirted the ocean front to offer a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels great. >> reporter: by 7:30, the wind had shifted. earl was sucking it back out that way, and if you look at the swells, you can see how the wind was blowing the foam out to sea. the wind blew northeast in gusts as high as 40 miles an hour. the biggest threat now the waves an the tide which may eat up p
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
. lots of road work to talk about. as usual the bulk of it in northern virginia at this point. we'll head on over. here we are at 95 southbound as we make the trip from newington on down. construction takes away the right lane. but if you look very carefully, you can see the hov lanes are configured for the southbound flow. that should help alleviate the delays getting to this point at the work zone. obviously, it is still going to be slow. let's head on over another stretch of the beltway. on the inner loop of the beltway from springfield up towards i-66, very slow through the work zone. in addition, there had been a broken downehicle in the roadway. that has been moved ov to the shoulder. so right now it's just the work zone, but the broken down car has been cleared. we'll keep you updated. eun? >> thank you so much, jerry. >>> well, you may want to avoid parts of t street in northwest washington right now. crews are working to repair a broken water main in the 1300 block of t street. the street is closed between 13th streets and 14th streets. it's not clear when it will be fixed or whe
far no word on any suspects or motive. >>> a virginia man who works with middle school and high school wrestlers is charged with possession of child pornography. 51-year-old mark barget was arrested on friday following a three-month investigation. fairfax county firefighters tipped off police back in june when they found pornographic material inside his lorton home while responding to a fire next door. police want anybody with information to come forward. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestlers association said in part, these charges have nothing to do with their contract and the rules forbid anyone be alone with a coach without the team. >>> a smash and grab robbery just after 3:00 this morning in the 11,000 block of rockville pike in rockville. someone smashed a door window at a tokyo cafe. they stole some items. no word on what was taken. >>> the fb
a stretch of marlboro pike. pennsylvania avenue the best way to get around that. virginia northbound i-95 from the patomic mills side. here in springfield it's heavy but without delay heading up towards landmark. we do have slowing up towards -- >> more now on that breaking news from prince george's county. three people are dead after an ambulance and s.u.v. collide. investigators say the s.u.v. was going the wrong way. along the vest gating. the vehicles still up here on marlboro pike. we do know an ambulance was responding to a call when they were heading down marlboro pike. that s.u.v. was coming in the wrong direction. this was a head jan collision but according to fire and ems and what they have been able to gleam, the ambulance swerved out of the way, the s.u.v. side swiped the ambulance ultimately causing the s.u.v. to roll over. it hit a brick wall and utility pole. the three men in the s.u.v. were pronounced dead at the scene. the two men in the ambulance got out to check out the men in the s.u.v. they are now out of the hospital, they are back at the fire house. they are doing o
with maryland license plates. >>> also making headlines being homes in a virginia subdivision reduced to rubble. now, firefighters want to know what started this massive fire in manassas. as many as 16 people have been forced from their homes because of this fire. the fire broke out around 3:30 yesterday afternoon along tillot loop. one woman was taken to the hospital from just the shock of seeing her home burned to the ground. it took firefighters an hour and a half to bring that blaze under control. they believe the fire started in the middle house and then quickly spread in both directions from there. now, again, three homes were destroyed. five others were damaged. and the red cross is helping displaced families find temporary shelter. still no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and two of her children. ally anderson saved three of her children as her lorton town home burned on wednesday. she managed to lower them out a window down to their uncle but then she went back to get her youngest sons but neither she nor her sons made it out. neighbors tried to help out but c
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
will be in the mid 70's for most of us. low 70's al west. maybe upper 50's in parts of west virginia and western maryland. thunderstorms are possible along and east of 95. we are looking at a chance of severe and the storms later today. light rain early tomorrow, then clearing, a temperatures near 80 tomorrow. >>> plenty busy this morning. we will blame the rain for that. i'm going to jump to a couple of maps. let's begin in maryland, because a lot of people are complaining on southbound 3 to 50 west with the water. and there's a crash after connecticut avenue but before rockville pike, a traffic getting guide to the right. in virginia there's traffic growing. 95 and 66. this is springfield on 95. >>> 62 degrees. feeling lucky? we will tell you where you can go as soon as today to hit the slot machines. >> will you remain chancellor of d.c. schools? >> what michelle rhee says about her future with d.c. schools. >>> and atlanta bishop says he will go down fightin >>> investigators are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting in landover that happened around midnight in the 3400 block of --. th
. >>> moving nicely on the beltway in virginia. there was will work on 95 in baltimore that should be out of the late now. between richmond and baltimore along 95, looks good also on the freeway and the dulles toll road. it's decent between centreville and the beltway on 66. on 270, normal travel times near father hurley boulevard. back to you. >> thank you. >>> not your normal eviction. authorities serving notice to: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
in washington. and right near the water, only in the 50s though in western maryland and much of west virginia, eastern shore mid 60s. and right at the beach, it's near 70. and if a few of those showers moving in, where you see passing showers in ohio, kentucky, and southern illinois. thas along a front that will be sweeping through the metro area, and points east by sunset and afternoon that by midnight. any chance of rain diminishes. there's a sml chance of thunder tonight. and partly cloudy on friday. tomorrow's highs, low 80s and a nice weekend to follow. how's the traffic? >>hecking the capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop as you travel between i-66 and i-95, pretty good shape thismorning. any overnight roadwork has all been picked up, so no real concerns over there. elsewhere the american legion bridge volume increasing. that's th outer loop from the maryland perspective. outer loop, inner loop doing okay. reports of an accident 95 northbod in fredericksburg. we'll keep you updated on that. out to the rails we go and we're doing fine. unfortunately one delay is on the camden line t
degrees. the temperature will be on the cooler side. 95 in winchester. culpeper, virginia coming in at 97. a little bit of a breeze for you off that chesapeake bay. this is what you can expect overnight. 83 around 9:00. 80 by 11:00. by tomorrow morning,ooking at the temperature of 70 degrees. the temperatures will change. weaer will change in a big way. a major pattern shift coming up this weekend. i'll beng break it down for you in my forecast. >> thank yo doug. >>> today some homeowners returned to the scene of a huge fire that damaged eht home in manassas yesterday. meantime, fire investigators are looking into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme h
in virginia is gone. traffic on the beltway at colesville, more neighbors are hitting the votes, but it is a steady pace. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 60 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. >> reggie bush takes his lumps. the former usc running back makes a major decision regarding the tainted heisman trophy. >> on "the oprah show", in 1987 and west virginia town erupted after an aids patient jumped into a community swimming pool. 23 years later, oprah goes back to find out if attitudes have changed. today at 4:00 on abc 7. >> the seattle storm defeated the atlanta dream 87-84 last night. a commanding two games to 1 in the best of five series. >> tim brant has sports. >> good morning. the nationals got a terrific performance from livan hernandez. the mets had lost six in the vowel. eight of their last 11. atlanta -- dez in alask and had a home run in the fourth with two rbis. they beat atlanta 6-0. let's go to baltimore. the big offensive explosion. the bottom of the fifth inning. , hit it to deep right field. what a turnaround in baltimore. androgen bush has returned
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
was hit with more charges in michigan. he's suspected of a series of stabbings in virginia, ohio and michigan. today prosecutors in flaunt have charged him with murder and assaults. these new charges are in addition to the attempted murder charges he's also facing in michigan. >> we have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this occurred and the defendant is the person responsible. we'll get there. we're being careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the only woman on virginia death row, the only way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the dis
#. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain. it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you m
to go. in northwest, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> the lights are out at a factory in winchester, virginia. shortly before midnight last night, ge, our parent company, shut down its last incandescent light bulb factory in the country. it was due in part to the energy conservation measure passed by congress thre years ago. it essentially orders everyone to switch to more energy efficient compact florescent bulbs by the year 2014 when the winchesr plant closed, 200 people lost their $30 an hour jobs and they're not happy about that. >> i have to have a jobt least $20 to $22 an hour to pay our bills and keep our home. >> at one point, the virginia plant was producing a billion light bulbs a area. >>> when we come back on news4, a big bear is found roaming around a residential neighborhood. >>and it was steps away from a middle school. >>> also coming up, the feds want to you empty your medicine cabinet. we'll tell you why it could save your lif >>> michelle rhee is seen as super man and people can't understand why we're not delighted to have super man. >> e's been touted as the national model
. >>> there has been a shark attack in virginia beach. a local teenager nearly lost his leg. the boy was surfing when the shark took two bites out of his leg. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland a few days earlier than expected. the hollywood canada is even osceola opening this morning. the state's first slots casino just received approval from maryland's lottery commission to open early. the casino is set to open at 8:00 this morning. >>> the burgundy and gold headed out for the road for the first time this season. probably wish they would have stayed home. game came down to the offense against the rams. the redskins got dragged all over the field at the beginning. the skins did come from behind to take the lead in the third. sad bradford able to rally his team. steven jackson did it on the ground. bradford did it in the air. he gets his first win as a pro. >> not really surprised by much. i think they had some big runs. he provided the big player ability that they was looking for. you guess he was hot. >> we've all talked to clinton and we talk all the time. i think the most important th
gunfire with police. the carjacked vehicle got away. >>> at 6:14, a virginia woman became the first female to be executed in the u.s. in five years. teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection while -- for arranging to have her husband and step-son killed. before she was put to death, lewis apologized to the daughter of the father she killed. >>> firefighters are trying to determine what caused a manassas fire. winds help the fire spread. 11 people were displaced. >>> parts of wisconsin and minnesota are under a state of emergency as heavy rains pound the area. the region is expected to get even more rain today. alison? >>> the president of iran made extreme allegations yesterday at the u.n.. so extreme it caused the u.s. delegation to walk out. emily schmidt has more about that and how it could affect america's relationship with that country. >>> president obama's speech advocated working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with a home state. israelis will never know the certainty that comes with sover
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